Cor­rie’s ca­pers will help chil­dren thrive

The Arran Banner - - News - Colin Smee­ton edi­tor@ar­ran­ban­ner.co.uk

A new chil­dren’s book set on Ar­ran and writ­ten by well-known fundraiser Alison Page is due to be pub­lished this sum­mer.

Her first book, called Cor­rie Ca­pers: The Westie Fest, is a not-for-profit project about her West High­land Ter­rier called Cor­rie, and will see prof­its, af­ter costs, go­ing to the char­ity Mary’s Meals.

In what will hope­fully be a se­ries of books about Cor­rie, the sto­ry­line for the books will in­volve Cor­rie’s ad­ven­tures on Ar­ran and trips to the main­land.

Bring­ing the rich story to life, the book has been il­lus­trated by Kirsty Ox­ley who is a grad­u­ate from the Ed­in­burgh Col­lege of Art and a dog lover who is reg­u­larly seen walk­ing her dog Pablo on Ar­ran beaches and path­ways. A spokes­woman for Mary’s Meals wished Alison, who is the Ar­ran com­mu­nity am­bas­sador for the or­gan­i­sa­tion, good luck in her en­deav­our say­ing: ‘We re­ally hope it does well for you. It’s an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment to bring such a big project to fruition and we are so grate­ful for you us­ing it as a way to sup­port Mary’s Meals.’

Mary’s Meals is a global or­gan­i­sa­tion that aims to pro­vide a nu­tri­tious daily meal for chil­dren at schools through­out the world.

They op­er­ate in 15 coun­tries, pro­vid­ing meals for chil­dren at their place of ed­u­ca­tion and they also as­sist with pro­vid­ing emer­gency relief work dur­ing times of crises and up­heaval.

The vividly il­lus­trated book will be re­leased dur­ing the sum­mer and is al­ready avail­able for pre-or­der on the web­site at: www.westie.scot, priced at £7.99 ex­clud­ing postage.

A num­ber of out­lets on Ar­ran have agreed to stock the book and au­thor Alison will be pro­vid­ing read­ings once it has been pub­lished.

Au­thor and Ar­ran com­mu­nity am­bas­sador for Mary’s Meals Alison Page, above left, with Cor­rie her West High­land Ter­rier, who is the in­spi­ra­tion for her new book; and above right, Il­lus­tra­tor Kirsty Ox­ley is a pas­sion­ate dog lover.

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